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Initial estimates from the administration suggest its proposal for paid leave will cost about $225 billion over 10 years. This is much lower than previous estimates of the FAMILY Act.
More adults age 65 and older left the labor force in 2020 than in any year since the US began tracking such information in 1948.
The vast scope of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a comprehensive national paid leave benefit.
Without efforts to stabilize the child care field and to address the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we risk permanent job loss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown people respond differently to a health shock. For workers experiencing extended hardship, return to work services are vital.
Low wages, wage theft, and unstable employment leave freelance arts workers in precarious conditions.
Nurse gets a COVID-19 vaccine
Black, Native American, and Hispanic/Latinx workers are more likely to work in person and in close proximity to others, putting them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ends on December 31, millions of Americans will be faced with the dilemma of losing a paycheck or going to work while sick.
Young man poses in front of his home
Young adults are most likely to experience pandemic-related employment instability.
Older workers talk in a warehouse
Paid medical leave benefits could help newly ill and injured workers know their rights and stay in the workforce.

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